Crossing Fashion is committed to cultural exchange on the textile level with the aim of communicating cultural aspects via fashion design. Against the background of globalisation of fashion as a major aspect of ethnic identity, Crossing Fashion intends to promote intercultural dialogue between designers from many different countries. When designers meet and work together creatively, they are able to gain deeper insight into other ways of life.
In 2004, the first Crossing Fashion project brought designers from Africa, Asia and South America to Graz. Crossing Fashion II in 2007 dealt with the issue of migration. In 2009, visual artists worked together in Crossing Fashion Cuba III. In spring 2010, Crossing Fashion Cuba was presented at Arte y Moda in Havana.
Afro-Asiatisches Institut Graz